THE GOOD SHEPHERD by Isaac O. Agbenla
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine – John 10:14
Jesus is the good shepherd. He didn’t merit this by talk alone but because of what he has done for us. The good shepherd is the one that lay his life down for others – John 10:17.
Beloved, nobody can lead you successfully like Jesus. A shepherd is the leader of flocks. We are the flocks of his pasture. He knows our needs and challenges. He knows what is best for us. He shares in our pains and groaning.
Every sheep look to the shepherd for daily mean and protection. Jesus is much more ready to do that for us. He is willing to do exceeding abundantly above what we can ever ask or imagine to have in our hearts – Ephesians 3:20
You see, an hireling will abandon flocks on the day of trouble but a good shepherd stands by in the midst of storm. No one can stand by you like Christ who died for you.
You see, friends will abandon you when the storm is much more than what they can bear. There is a friend that is thicker than blood, that is Jesus. I have been disappointed by many but not once by Jesus.
Years ago, I almost gave up when it seems I am all alone in this world. Looking around, no one could helped or be trusted again. When I looked up, his everlasting hand draws me. I became his son and he became my greatest friend and the good shepherd of my soul.
He is the same shepherd of Israel that led them through the wilderness. They initially murmured against their shepherd and spent 40 years in the wilderness. When they realised their error, He liberate them from the dungeon of death through His everlasting hand
Beloved, you can trust Christ if all others fail. He doesn’t need any other thing from you than your heart. If you confess Him as Lord and Saviour, then the battle is over because he will take it over
Say this prayer
Lord Jesus, I surrender my heart to you. I belong to you. You’re my saviour and Lord. Pls, draw me closer to you and make me yours forever. I love you Jesus. I am born again. Amen.